Static with using external speakers and Netflix

Hi all,

I'm using a Panasonic Viera Smart Tv to watch Netflix and I cannot get the external speakers to play sound. I've got it hooked up to the receiver (which is brand new) via digital audio output but I get a constant scratchy/static noise ONLY during usage of Netflix. I've found this issue with my PS3/4 as well.
Is this a Netflix issue or is it something that I've got wired weird? I've found that if I play Netflix through my PS3 onto the TV and wire the sound from the TV to the receiver, I'll get sound. If I were attached the PS3/4 to the receiver and play Netflix, I get static.

Any ideas on how to fix this? I've seen a few posts but none that are similar to my issue.

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Need details.

Model numbers and how you attached all this.

The PS3 to the usual receiver here is over HDMI so the receiver picks up the audio work and then the HDMI out of the receiver carries video to the HDTV over HDMI.

There are folk that try RCA jacks out of the HDTV but today, few HDTVs have audio out on RCA.

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My Sony TV has an optical audio out spot

which I connect to my sound system with an optic cable.

So HDMI, complete with audio< from the Directv receiver to the TV and optical audio from TV to sound system

That said, your TV may not have optical out


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Sony is one of the few to pass HD audio.

Long reasons, most likely to do with patents or "We're Sony and will do what we want."

Samsung really trips up a lot of folk about what audio will pass when HDMI is the source.

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I noticed that with Sharp too.

Glad that Sony allow it as it would cause problems with my limited audio inputs on my sound system.
For 4 devices I only need one connection


Post was last edited on February 27, 2018 4:43 PM PST

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